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Poster: guyzilla Date: Jul 8, 2011 9:10pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Copyright Flag - second notice

True enough. I've seen this and a few others on quite a few other sites. What I like about this site is usually what you see here really is pd for the most part, so I can take what's here, make my own dvds and sell them if I choose and not worry too much about any reprisals. A lot of other sites that claim their stuff is pd, from what I've seen, only about one percent of it really is. Oddly enough, when I do find something that is pd over there, it has the same description, word for word, of the same title available here. Go figure.

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Poster: Critikal Date: Jul 12, 2011 2:38pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Copyright Flag - second notice

I'm too tired to do my own copyrite checking! They must do it for me or else I will call the cops! Lamest bully speech ever.

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Poster: OTRTim Date: Jul 12, 2011 4:08pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Copyright Flag - second notice

That's so true Guy. I think I know where someone is getting some of this copyrighted material. That film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes had a link to another site that was supposedly all PD stuff. In fact someone marked every film on that site as being PD when some of it obviously wasn't.

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Poster: jeffzkrazie Date: Jul 12, 2011 6:53pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Copyright Flag - second notice

I sent an email to info@archive.org about it. Perhaps that will do the trick!

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Poster: FGlenF Date: Jul 13, 2011 11:06am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Copyright Flag - second notice

Jeff I know how everyone feels. I tried to get the 1963 Charade remove after it was shown to be copyrighted and it's still here, and has been downloaded 6072 times.
http://www.archive.org/details/charade1963

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Poster: HektorT Date: Jul 14, 2011 7:28am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Copyright Flag - second notice

I'm not sure that Charade has been proven to be copyrighted. If the screenplay had been based on a copyrighted novel, then if the film production bought the film rights for the book it might still be PD. Read this: www.lehmannstrobel.com/files/pdfs/acquiring-story-rights.pdf

But Charade is an interesting case because the story was originally a screenplay that was later turned into a novel so perhaps one could argue that the book is a derivative of the film and not vice versa. Read this: http://screenwritingfromiowa.wordpress.com/2010/05/04/novel-vs-screenplay-writing-tip-37/

The same is true for the music as long as it is "synchronized" with the film. The fact that the music is separately copyrighted means that you can't use the music separately just because the film is PD.




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Poster: Video-Cellar Date: Jul 18, 2011 5:56am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Copyright Flag - second notice

The story was originally written as a screenplay By Stone and Behm which was unpublished and unsold. The screenplay was adapted into a novel by Stone and published (serialised in magazine form). The film rights to this story were then purchased by Stanley Donen and a new screenplay was written by Stone. The film rights to the story and screenplay were then transferred to Universal Pictures. However, the copyright was retained by Peter Stone as reflected in the renewal for the copyright:

The Unsuspecting wife; story. By Peter Stone.
Type of Work: Serial
Registration Number / Date: RE0000454442 / 1989-12-20
Renewal registration for: BB0000018113 / 1961-06-22
Title: The Unsuspecting wife; story. By Peter Stone.
Appears in: Redbook magazine, July 1961
Copyright Claimant: Peter Stone (A)

Variant title: The Unsuspecting wife
Names: Stone, Peter

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Poster: OTRTim Date: Jul 18, 2011 5:48am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Copyright Flag - second notice

The problem with Charade is the same as It's A Wonderful Life.
Charade is in the public domain while it's soundtrack isn't,so the only legal way Charade could be PD would be to remove the music,but I doubt that will happen.

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Poster: OTRTim Date: Jul 13, 2011 11:16am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Copyright Flag - second notice

If it's any consolation to you, I wrote a review reminding people it's not PD.

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Poster: guyzilla Date: Jul 14, 2011 12:46am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Copyright Flag - second notice

Maybe the guy who removes copyrighted material is "awaiting input from regular staff":) No, I'll never let them live that one down.